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Spire Four is the highest summit in the Cathedral Spires, and probably the most popular formation in the group. The view is spectacular, the rock is fantastic, the route unique, and the climbing superb. If you climb only one of the Cathedral Spires, this is the one to do.
Hike the Cathedral Spires trail around to the backside of the spires. Hike up the Gully between Spires 3 and 4. A short stretch of 4th class or possibly low 5th class leads to a high saddle between the spires - rope up if you feel uncomfortable.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Spire Four:
Sprire Four 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, 2 pitches, 210'
West Gruesome 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 2 pitches
The Great Northwest Dihedral 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 4 pitches, 280'
South Tower Conn Route 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches
Hang a Right at Fourth Avenue 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 2 pitches, 220'
two EX squared 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 360'
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Sprire Four 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c SD : Custer State Park : ... : Spire Four
Your first decision is HOW to get to the climb! Start off by going down the Cathedral Spires trail . . . (Option #1 The short way) go past the climbers spur till you are directly North of Spire 4. Approach the 3/4 gully from the N side of the spires by bushwacking up the hill. Climb 4th class wall to the 3/4 saddle. (Option #2 Fraggle Rock way) take the climbers spur (south of the spires)to the 3/4 gully, head up thru Fraggle Rock making some simple class 5 moves every now and agai...[more] Browse More Classics in SD
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